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About Theatre Arts

The degree in English-Theatre Arts is designed to provide broad-based training in theatre within a well-rounded liberal arts education, preparing students for graduate study and for careers in the professional theatre, the entertainment industry, and many other fields.

Why Study Theatre Arts at UMass Lowell

Students performing on stage during a UMass Lowell Theatre Arts production.

Production Experience

The Production Experience requirement gives students practical experience in the collaborative work of theatrical management and production. Students are encouraged to concentrate their coursework and capstone experience within a particular area of their choice, such as performance, writing / dramaturgy or design/technical theatre.

Students performing on stage during a UMass Lowell Theatre Arts production.


Production internships on campus as part of the Theatre Arts Program's annual Production Team are available on a competitive basis. Lowell also has three major entertainment venues - Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, Lowell Memorial Auditorium and the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

A female holding an umbrella on stage while a male student looks on during a UMass Lowell Theatre Arts production.

Campus Productions

The Theatre Arts Program stages two full-scale productions each year, along with dramatic readings and other performances in the Comley-Lane Theatre on South Campus. For information on auditions, or to get involved behind the scenes on production crews, please contact Prof. Shelley Barish.